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Fatal crash allegedly caused by reckless driver

An Aug. 31 fatal accident was caused by a reckless driver, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. A man was driving a 2009 black BMW 351 south on the West Lake Houston Parkway, in the 19900 block, in the outside lane. Beside the BMW, in the inside lane, was a 2013 White Ford Fusion traveling south.

Houston man dies in possible alcohol-related crash

A 25-year-old Houston man died after an accident on Highway 59 North occurred in the early morning hours on Aug. 18. According to officers with the Houston Police Department's Vehicular Crimes Division, a white Cadillac DeVille changed lanes and crossed the median, striking a truck. The impact caused the Cadillac to spin before striking a freeway shoulder divider.

Alleged drunk driver charged in fatal car accident

A Texas man who's believed to have been involved in a fatal car accident was taken into police custody and charged with intoxication manslaughter. According to the report, the car accident occurred when the man allegedly ran a stop sign and struck another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, who was identified as a 66-year-old woman, died at the scene.

Texas woman standing trial for accident that killed two

A Texas woman stood on trial after being charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. According to the report, the fatal accident occurred when the woman allegedly decided to drive after drinking. She allegedly entered the interstate the wrong way and caused a head-on collision.

Doctor being sued and license revoked

A Texas neurosurgeon is being held responsible for the wrongful death of two former patients who underwent botched surgeries, according to the Texas Medical Board. One living patient filed a lawsuit in county court this week, accusing the doctor of making costly mistakes during her surgery as well. After a somewhat routine posterior lumbar interbody fusion, the women emerged from surgery in a wheelchair and thousands of dollars in debt.

Texas man dies in rollover accident

A 25-year-old man died in Texas in a fatal rollover accident. The auto accident occurred when the man was unable to control his Honda Civic as he was driving on FM 1847 south of Arroyo City, Texas.

Dow Chemical worker chemically burned in workplace accident

A Texas worker for Dow Chemical was reportedly chemically burned in a serious explosion and later died as a result of his injuries. The man had worked as an operator at the chemical plant for more than 10 years and was changing the filter on one of the ammonia recycling units when the casing sealing on the unit exploded and sprayed chemicals and scalding hot water all over the worker with such force that he was sent flying backward.

Texas auto accident injures four, two children

A trip to the library for a grandmother and her two grandchildren was violently interrupted on June 5 by an allegedly intoxicated driver. The car crash occurred on Merriman as the trio drove away from the Hebert Public Library. According to the Port Noches police chief, one of the injured victims was a four-year-old child who was taken to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for expected facial surgeries. The 52-year-old woman and 5-year-old child were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Texas woman faces murder charges after collision

Authorities recently charged a 21 year-old woman with murder, accident involving injury and death, and evading arrest. The charges stem from a fatal accident in which authorities allege the woman refused to pull over. They initiated the traffic stop after receiving information that the woman was observed shoplifting with two other individuals at a shopping mall and left driving a red Dodge Avenger.